The Poems of Ava is the first translation of the poetry of Ava in English. A German poetess, she was the first woman known to have written in a European language. Her writings consist of five poems written in early German, the longest being a retelling of the gospel story of Jesus, the Son of God. The other poems tell of John the Baptist, the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Antichrist, and the Last Judgment. Her works have been almost completely overlooked in histories of German literature and Christian spirituality.

The Poems of Ava 2003, Michael Glazier Books

ISBN-13: 9780814651544

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